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Wills practice areas
Drafting wills of movable and immovable property
Assisting with estate planning
Advising on the establishment of private client structures, including trusts and foundations
Assisting with tax planning
Probate practice areas
Pinel Advocates has two of Jersey’s leading probate practitioners, making it one of the most-experienced teams in the Island.
Janina Porter, Senior Associate, leads Pinel Advocates’ probate offering and has 11 years of experience in probate applications, administration of local estates, will preparation, executorships and delegate matters.
Pinel Advocates was also fortunate to recruit the former Jersey Probate Registrar, Michele Laurent, to its team. Michele was the Probate Registrar in Jersey for over 10 years, with over 22 years’ experience in probate matters.
Both Janina and Michele have dealt with all types of probate matters, relating to many jurisdictions and advising on almost every possible eventuality.
Grants of Probate in Jersey
Pinel Advocates can assist with applications for Grants of Probate in Jersey on a fixed fee basis.
Unless the value of an estate is worth less than £10,000 at the date of death, a Jersey Grant of Probate is required to enable the personal representatives to administer the Jersey estate.
A fast track application may be made in for estates of deceased persons dying domiciled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. A fast track can only be made through a Jersey agent, such as Pinel Advocates.
For other jurisdictions, a standard application must be made to the Court.
While there are no death duties, estate duty, inheritance tax or capital gains tax, stamp duty is payable in Jersey.
Thereafter, stamp duty would be charged at £75 for each £10,000 (or part thereof), to a maximum stamp duty payable of £100,000.
The Probate Registry will charge a fee of £80 per application. For certain complex matters, an additional fee of £75.00 may be charged.
Pinel Advocates’ standard fees are amongst the most competitive in the market. We can offer fixed fees for fast track and standard applications. For more information, please contact Janina Porter.